HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION

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How Firm a Foundation Chords

from "Hymns of the Spirit"

Introx2:    A

Interludes:     A     D/B      A/C#

 

         A           

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,                  

Is laid for your faith in His excellent word.                  

What more can He say than to you He has said,             

To you who for refuge to Jesus hath fled.

         A                                                                                 

Fear not, I am with you, O be not dismayed,

      A                D/B                 A/C#                 

For I am your God, and will still give you aid;

      A                     

I'll strengthen you, help you and cause you to stand,

     A                   D/B                A/C#        E

Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

 

            A                             D/B       A/C#           D

When through the deep waters I call you to go,

        A             D/B              A/C#       D

The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;

      A             D/B                    A/C#           D

For I will be with you, your troubles to bless,

         A          D/B                 A/C#          E

And sanctify to you your deepest distress.

             A                      D/B             A/C#

“When through fiery trials your pathway shall lie,

       A                 D/B              A/C#          D

My grace all sufficient shall be your supply;

       A                         D/B            A/C#     D

The flames will not hurt you; I only design

          A                  D/B                      A/C#        E

Your dross to consume and your gold to refine.

 

         A              

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,                 

I will not, I will not desert to its foes;                  

That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,           

I'll never, no never, no never forsake!

ACOUSTIC

How Firm A Foundation Chords (Acoustic) 

(Suggested Capo 2)

C                                                                    (G)

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,

    C                    Am                G            C

Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!

          C                    Am                  F                   G

What more can He say than to you He hath said,

     C                     Am          G                 C

To you who for refuge to Jesus hath fled.

 

 

    C                                                              (G)

"Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,

      C              Am                 G                      C

For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;

       C                         Am                      F                      G

I'll strengthen thee, help thee and cause thee to stand,

     C                     Am             G                C

Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand."

 

 

    C                                                                    (G)

"When through the deep waters I call thee to go,

       C               Am                G            C

The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;

      C             Am                   F                   G

For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,

         C          Am                 G                 C

And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress."

 

 

    C                                                                    (G)

"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose,

    C             Am          G                   C

I will not, I will not desert to his foes;

        C                          Am                    F                   G

That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,

     C               Am             G            C

I'll never, no never, no never forsake!"